Submission Guidelines

Preparing the manuscript

In preparing your article you are requested to follow these guidelines as closely as possible, particularly with regard to figures and the reference list. This will minimize copy-editing and will hasten the publication process.

The accepted format is WORD.

Title page

The title page should include:

– The title set in bold (initial word only is capitalized).

– A shortened version of the title for running headers (only if the title itself cannot be used as short title: it should not exceed 70 printed characters, spaces included).

– Initial(s) of the author(s)’ first name followed by last name(s) (please specify if you want first name to appear in full).

– Affiliation(s), with complete mailing address. If affiliations are more than one, please clearly identify them by superscript numbers that must be appended to the author names accordingly.

– A maximum of four keywords.

– A summary. The summary, not exceeding 200 words, should be written in one paragraph, completely self-consistent (with no figure, table, equation or reference quotations) resuming concisely the aim of your paper. Make sure to indicate e-mail address of corresponding author.

Main text

The text can be divided into first, second and third-level numbered sections. Titles of sections must be numbered and appear in bold characters. Note that British English spelling is preferred (colour, flavour, behaviour, artefact, fibre, metre, centre, etc.), but if you use American English, be consistent throughout.

Use hyphens consistently and avoid unnecessary ones, note that compound words beginning with “non” or “self” are hyphenated. The words: figure(s), equation(s) and reference(s) may be abbreviated as fig(s)., eq(s)., ref(s). only if they are not the first word of a sentence. The word table is always written in full. Latin expressions i.e., e.g., et al., versus (vs.) should appear in italics.


Equations are numbered on the left with arabic consecutive numerals in round parentheses.

For usual units, use the standard SI abbreviations; unusual units may be written in full at least when mentioned for the first time.

Word users should make clear distinction between characters that may be easily confused, for example I (upper case i), l (lower case l) and number 1; O (upper case o) and 0 (zero); v (lower case v) and ν (lower case Greek ν); x (lower case x) and Χ (multiplication sign).


There are 3 main types of footnotes:

  • Introductory footnotes in the title page (referring to new addresses of authors, address of corresponding author, ...) indicated by asterisks.
  • Footnotes to text material, which should be kept to a minimum, and which should be designated by a numerical superscript: 1, 2, 3, etc. They should be placed at the foot of the relevant page.
  • Footnotes to tables, which should be indicated by superscript lower case letters and placed in a list immediately below the concerned table.
  • Footnotes cannot be modified in proofs, so we recommend to be definitive.

Acknowledgments and appendices

The acknowledgments section should follow the main body of the paper and should precede any appendix. Appendices should be labelled A, B, etc. , eventually with a title in bold characters.

Figure and table captions

Each caption should be written as a single paragraph without indentation. Note that table captions are to be typeset in italics while figure captions are in roman. Figures should be numbered with arabic numerals and tables should be numbered with roman numerals. All the figures must be cited in the main text accordingly. Make sure that figures are referred to in the text in the right numerical order.


Remember that the final quality of illustrations depends on the quality of the original artwork. We normally use figures as submitted, it is therefore the author responsibility to ensure that they are legible and technically correct. The final size of the figures should not exceed full-page width. All details of the figure should be visible and labelling legible.

Bitmap format such as TIFF, BMP, PNG and JPG are acceptable as well as the EPS format. Bitmap images may present quality problems in the production of the printed version of the journal due to low resolution. For this reason black and white graphics files should have a resolution of at least 600 dpi and grey-scale graphics files of at least 300 dpi.

Colour figures are accepted in the electronic version of the journal. A resolution of at least 300 dpi is required.

If you are intending to use previously published figures, or downloaded from internet, you must obtain written permission from the Copyright holder before using them in your article.


References are quoted with arabic numerals in square brackets. Literature citations of periodicals [1], books [2], conference proceedings [3], web resources [4] and preprints [5] should be organized by strictly following the examples given below. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the list of the Serial Title Word Abbreviations of the ISDS (International Serial Data System) if available, otherwise full journal names are preferable.

[1] Wegener C., Otter M., Protecting Heritage during Armed Conflict, The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, 23 (2008) 4-9; Holling C.S., Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 4 (1973) 1-23.

[2] Kassir S., Histoire de Beyrouth, Paris – France, Librairie Arthθme Fayard (2003); Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery, edited by Stanley-Price N., Rome, ICCROM FORUM (2005) 21.

[3] Maino G., Bruni S., Ferriani S., Musumeci A. and Visparelli D., Multispectral analysis of paintings and wooden sculptures, in Proceedings of II Congresso Nazionale AIAr 'Scienza e Beni Culturali', Patron Editore, Bologna (2002) 203-214; Monti M., Maino G., Image processing and a virtual restoration hypothesis for mosaics and their cartoons, in 'Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2011', Proceedings of 16th International Conference, edited by Maino G. and Foresti G.L., Lecture Notes in Computer Science – LNCS 6979, Springer – Verlag, Berlin – Heidelberg (2011) part II, 486-495.

[4] Maniscalco F., Preventive Measures for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage in the Event of Armed Conflict, Web Journal on Cultural Patrimony, 1 (2007), (last consultation : 1/28/2016)

[5] Polyakov A., PUPT-1341, hep-th/9209046 preprint (1992).